Budapest, Hungary

Budapest tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of excursions and activities in Budapest. Fun family holidays, group as well as individual tours to Budapest with a detailed description, real reviews and pictures.

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Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Duration: an hour
See the sights of Budapest from the River Danube on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise, and enjoy a seasonal cocktail or soft drink along the way. Glide past landmark monuments such as Buda Castle and the Vigado Concert Hall.

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Duration: a few seconds
Relax at Széchenyi, the most famous spa in Budapest, and enjoy an optional free interactive pálinka spirits-tasting tour where you will discover more of the history and culture of Hungary.

The Complete Budapest Highlights & Must-Sees Tour

Duration: 5 hours
If you’re wondering how to see the best of Budapest in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extensive experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Budapest such a fascinating place, from sights to hidden gems, squares, and landmarks. Get to know Budapest and its main spots on a 5-hour private tour that will give you a more in-depth insight of the city. Get a breathtaking view of the Parliament from the Fisherman's Bastion and cross the Danube to make your way to Pest, the liveliest part of the city. Cross the Chain Bridge and spot the shoes on the Danube; your local host will tell you the story behind them. Embrace the local Hungarian culture with a visit to one of the quirkiest ruin bars in town and grab a drink like the locals do. And how about the hidden gems? Of course, they are included! Find a hidden gem in the Financial District and the murals in the Jewish Quarter. Go to St. Stephen's Basilica where you can find the hand of the first Hungarian King. Step inside the Opera House and take a ride on the oldest underground metro line in mainland Europe. And a local favorite, a spa peek! After this complete Budapest tour, you can enjoy the rest of your stay going further, off the beaten path, and taking in the local culture. So, why not a food tour or an evening experience? Your local host will provide you with personal recommendations as well as tips and tricks on how to navigate the city. It’s time for you to enjoy Budapest away from the touristy spots! Any questions? Pick your favorite local and go ahead, ask them about anything that pops into your mind. Get all the answers you need for the perfect Budapest trip. Locals always know best. Did you know that this private tour can be personalized? Yes! Get in touch with your local host, and they’ll make your wishes come true.

Withlocals Your Way! - Budapest City Tour

Duration: 3 hours
What would you like to see while you’re in Budapest? The Buda Castle or how about the St. Stephen's Basilica? Well, we have great news: this tour of Budapest is created for you and in your own way! Checkmark out of your traveling bucket list the places you always wished to visit in Budapest with the help of your favorite local host. On this 100% personalized city tour, your itinerary is based on your requests and interests. From the classic landmarks that everyone talks about to neighborhood exploring and off the beaten path roads that lead to the must-sees without the crowds. The choice is yours! All you have to do is pick the local host of your choice, tell them about your wishes, and they’ll create the perfect itinerary for you. Each of the hosts on this tour has different ideas in mind. Check out their profiles and pick the one with whom you share interests, and let them create your perfect itinerary. The hosts always have a base plan in mind, and trust us; they know exactly what they are doing! *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local host creates for you. All the places you choose to go to will be shown from the outside. No entrance tickets are included.

Historic Budapest: Sissi Era Private Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Go back in time and take a walk down memory lane of Budapest’s famous Sisi era. During this tour your private guide will show you historical landmarks of the city. You’ll hear stories about Queen Elisabeth, wife of Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph and free spirited icon of the 20th century. Discover how Sisi’s affection for Hungary has shaped Budapest in many ways. As you stroll the city like a local, your guide will take you off-the beaten paths. Embark on a timeless Millennium Metro journey on Europe’s very first underground that runs below many of the city’s most imposing monuments. See one of Budapest’s most iconic bridges and hear all about its history. What happened after the German troops bombed it during World War II? Find out its fascinating story. Take in the stunning view over the city and feel free to ask your host any burning questions before heading to the next stops. Check out a 1046 Roman style church that has been reconstructed many times. Admire it’s unique architecture blend of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. Make your way to the statue of the famous Sándor Petőfi a significant poet in Hungarian literature. Find out how he played an important role in the revolution in 1848. Don’t forget about the iconic Concert Hall in the heart of the Müpa Budapest. The impressive building is hard to miss and is designed with the feel of a gothic cathedral. Stroll from one gem to another: the Opera House, but not before checking out the city’s coffee culture that thrived in the 19th century. Step foot into Sisssi’s favorite cafe in town. Did you know that everyone who counted at that time visited this place regularly? Including the Habsburg royal family! Now it’s your turn to enjoy the smell of coffee and admire its elegant decor, crystal chandeliers, and silk-carpeted walls. Stroll through the avenue that was built based on the model of the French Avenue des Champs-Élysées and make your way to the city’s most favorite all-season park. Did you know that Sisi used to ride her horse here while the aristocrats hunted for small animals? Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the gorgeous courtyard of a restaurant founded in 1894. Rumor has it that one of Sisi’s lovers owned it. Cap off your private tour at the church where Elisabeth was crowned. The knowledgeable local hosts can’t wait to show your Budapest’s past in a local way. Check out their personal videos and choose the local host you like the most. Get in touch and personalize your tour to fit the preferences for you or your group.

Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music

Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy a relaxing evening in Budapest with this scenic Danube River cruise. Sip drinks or have buffet style dinner while enjoying the city's illuminated view. You’ll be entertained by live music as you admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Hungarian Parliament building, the Gellért Baths and Gellért Hill with its' Liberty Statue.

You’ll be awed by the sparkling city lights while enjoying beverages and live music entertainment performed by three members of the Rajko Folk Orchestra, playing popular favourites as well as local classics for your amusement.

The cruise is leaving from a center based port with easy access by public transportation
Duration: 120 minutes at 7pm; 90 minutes at 10pm!

Budapest's Best with your Family: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 3 hours
Experience Budapest like never before, with your family! This is your chance to see the city in the most family friendly way. You and your loved ones will see the best highlights and hidden gems. What’s even better is that your favorite local can 100% tailor the tour for you. Say hi to your new local friend at Vörösmarty square, one of the most beautiful squares in the city, and kickstart your tour with a fun treasure hunt. Explore parts of the city, outside of the touristy path to discover cool hidden gems. Step into a local neighborhood and hear stories of how this place has transformed throughout the years. At the Jewish Quarter, you'll absorb the cultural heritage and will visit the largest synagogue complex of Europe. It’s the second largest in the world! A fun family day in Budapest wouldn't be complete without a tasty treat! Take a break and enjoy a delicious pastry. Your kids will love it! Go on a cool ride to the largest, most impressive square of Budapest. Designed in 1896 for Hungary’s 1000th “birthday”; it will be like a ride through history. Along the way, your kids will play around and will discover how life was in Budapest in medieval times. All thanks to the amazing storytelling skills of your favorite local. They have prepared an amazing time for your little ones. Our passionate local guides can’t wait to show you their beloved city. Check out our hosts' profiles and pick your favorite local! Plus, personalize your experience to fit your family's needs & desires!
Attractions: Jewish Quarter

Best of Budapest’s Ruin Bars

Duration: 2 hours
Get ready to experience the boho grungy side of Pest! Whether you like relaxing jazz bars, open-air lounges or artsy pubs, Budapest's exciting nightlife has something in store for everyone. Built in Budapest’s old District VII /Jewish Quarter neighborhood, you’re in for a surprise! Your private local guide will show you and your group of friends the way to the mecca of ruin bars. You’ll start the tour at the entrance of the Szimpla Kert, where the first ruined bar came to be. Take in the quirky feel and cool vibe as you walk past the many different rooms filled with treasures, fairy lights, and mismatched furniture. Enjoy the rhythm of the music or catch the local Farmers Market on Sunday. Start your private tour with a glass of beer or wine. Take a quick peek inside Budapest’s biggest and most unique ruin pub. Admire its carnival styled interior decoration, and magical garden. Take note of this location and come back to hit the dance floors at this huge party complex. This bar will give you a priceless experience that is not to be missed. Continue for some fun at the amusing open-air pub filled with plants and cozy paper lanterns. You can play a quick game of table tennis, billiards or foosball. The best part is that you get to taste a local Pálinka shot. Let's see if you will be up for more! Enjoy Hungary’s lethal fruit brandy and national drink, that is made from 100% fruits, before heading to your next stop. Next, your local guide will take you to the last stop that was once a run-down building and auto-repair shop. Admire the cheerful graffiti walls, and artistic decor while enjoying a typical Hungarian draught beer. Do as the Hungarians do and finish of the evening with a tasty bowl of Goulash. Want to change any part of your private tour? Just let your host know - this tour can be 100% personalized just for you! It’s all made exclusively for you and your friends. Our awesome local hosts can’t wait to show you their favorite spots of the city! Check out their profiles and pick your favorite local.
Attractions: Jewish Quarter

Withlocals Your Way: Budapest 100% Personalized Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Whether you're looking for the best sweets in Budapest, an exclusive pálinka tasting, a tour around Újpest and Castle hill districts, or any other food experience, your favorite local foodie has you covered! This 100% personalized food tour is here to satisfy your Budapest cravings. Trust and believe, the local foodies have explored Budapest, discovering the city bite by bite and are ready to craft the food experience of your dreams. Already familiar with Hungarian food or looking for something really out of the ordinary? Feel free to get in touch with your favorite host, they know the best food hotspots. Listen to your stomach and check out the food tour options the locals have created for you. Pick the tastings that meet your eye from the list below, and if what you're looking for it's not there, don't worry! Let your local host know and they'll even personalize the tour even more. Imagine this, street food, premium products, secret eateries now accessible to you! All you have to do is pick the local of your choice, share your dietary preferences and let them work their magic. *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local foodie creates for you.

Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Duration: an hour
Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing introduction to Budapest on this 1-hour, evening sightseeing cruise. See the many famous buildings along the river (the Banks of the Danube is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a beverage in your hand. Not guided tour. Experience the city more like a local - the boat functions as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar available during the cruise. 

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Duration: Flexible
Experience 360-degree views of Budapest as you travel aboard an open-top, air-conditioned double-decker Big Bus with audio commentary. Valid for 24, 48 and 72 hours, hop on and off at any of the 20 stops. All tickets include a 1 hour river cruise on the Danube, and guided walking tours.

Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

Duration: an hour
1-hour Budapest long evening sightseeing cruise on the river Danube.

Choice of 30 language film and audio-guide.

1 glass of drink - choice of champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks, mineral water and free wifi on board.
Attractions: Danube River

Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Duration: a few seconds
Skip the line and visit the Great Synagogue. Take a guided tour of the synagogue and its grounds. Learn about the daily life of the Jewish people in Hungary before and after WWII at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and see the Emmanuel Memorial Tree.

Tasty Budapest's Private Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Explore Budapest through its food and wine in the best way possible. Enjoy 8 authentic Hungarian tastings during the city’s most delicious private tour. Let your favorite local foodie take you and your group of friends on a culinary journey. Meet and greet your favorite host at the Central Market Hall and start with a yummy welcome treat. Take in the market’s lively atmosphere, splendid architecture, and rich aromas. Let the fresh products dazzle you, before grabbing a bite of a typical Hungarian sausage. Enjoy it like the locals do and add some pickled vegetables on the side. Head to Pest’s lively Jewish Quarter and make your way to the most unpretentious, and homey Hungarian restaurant in town. Savour this simple ingredient goulash soup with its incredibly tasty flavor. Your host will tell you all about the history behind the nation’s favorite dish. Continue to the city’s first street food court, and walk through a hip and colorful community garden. Enjoy the cool vibe while checking out different food stalls. Your private guide will show you how Hungarians like to drink wine. Just pick your favorite glass of ‘fröccs’ and enjoy it with a piece of Budapest’s favorite street food: fried bread with cottage cheese! Make your way to the pioneer of all ruin pubs and get ready for a sweet treat. Pick up a freshly made chimney cake, and grab a nice cup of coffee in the coolest place in town! Our awesome foodie hosts can’t wait to share their favorite local food with you. Remember, this private food tour can be 100% personalized to your taste. Just get in touch. Check out the hosts profiles and pick your favorite local for a unique food experience in Budapest! **Please note that the market is closed on Sundays and shuts at 3pm on Saturdays, so instead you will have the same tastings in a close by restaurant, the meeting point remains the same! Any special dietary wishes? Book a personalized tour ahead of time and your host will create a tour just for you!
Attractions: Jewish Quarter

Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket

Duration: Flexible
Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath (Állatkerti krt. 11.) in advance and avoid the long wait in the queues and take advantage of a free tasting of Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka" inside the Pálinka Experience (Király utca 20.).
Blow off some steam at the pools of Széchenyi Spa which is Europe’s largest healing bath with its’ 15 indoor,and 3 outdoor pools.Pools temperatures are between 18 -38 °C,the complex covers 6220㎡ with saunas and steam bath.
After,discover a hidden gem in the city center to taste some pálinka (spirits;virgin drinks are available too).Unlike whiskey or vodka,pálinka is made exclusively from fruits and has an aromatic smell.
Inside the Pálinka Experience’s interactive exhibits,you will learn about its' birth,tradition&history.That’s why the Pálinka Act of Parliament exists,to regulate and protect the production&quality.
The booking date is the visit date for the Spa. Pálinka Experince can be visited within 5 days from booking date.

Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

Duration: an hour
Enjoy an evening sightseeing tour of Budapest on a Danube River cruise, taking in the landmarks and monuments on both shores. Hear about the attractions you pass from a multilingual audio guide and sip your favorite beverage along the way.

Best of Budapest: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 4 hours
Experience Budapest like never before! This is your chance to see the city through the eyes of a local. You and your family or friends will see the best highlights and hidden gems. What’s even better is that your private local guide can 100% tailor the tour for you. Your host will greet you at Heroes Square, the largest, most impressive square of Budapest. Designed in 1896 for Hungary’s 1000th “birthday”, the historic meaning of this area goes way beyond the statue complex and museums. Next, enjoy a ride in the oldest subway on the European continent. Make your way to Oktogon, Pest’s most important intersection. Stroll past a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site before reaching the Hungarian State Opera House. Admire its beauty, architecture and countless ornaments. Your local host will tell you all about its history. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, a local favorite neighborhood. Walk down a path of history and feel how it has turned into a hip and happening scene today. Admire the rich cultural and architectural heritage, and take a peek inside the only courtyard with remains of the ghetto wall. Stop at the largest synagogue complex of Europe. It’s the second largest in the world! See both Romantic and Moorish architectural elements, before making your way to the pioneer of ruin pubs. Take in the quirky feel and cool vibe as you walk past the many different rooms filled with treasures, fairy lights, and mismatched furniture. Before heading to your next stop, take a break and enjoy a perfect cappuccino or coffee. This truly authentic and kosher cake shop will leave your mouth watering. Enjoy a Jewish Flodni made from a traditional family recipe. You’ll love it! Next up is the most beautiful square in the city. Check out the 19th century concert hall, one of the most majestic buildings along the Danube. Cross the river by foot on the Chain Bridge before reaching a hidden gem. You’ll walk up to Buda Castle through off-the-beaten paths. End the tour with a breathtaking panoramic view over the parliament and the bridges. Our passionate local guides can’t wait to show you their beloved city. Check out our hosts profiles and pick your favorite local!

Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest

Duration: 4 hours
Savor some of Hungary’s delicious wines on this 4-5-hour wine tasting and dinner experience in the Etyek wine region. Leave Budapest in the morning or in the afternoon to explore this idyllic wine area, fêted for its elegant white and sparkling wines. Absorb the vine-covered hills dotted with old cellars and grape presses, and visit three cozy, family-run wineries to sample four wines in each. Learn local winemaking secrets from each friendly host and (if you choose the Meal options) finish with a rustic, 2-course Hungarian lunch or dinner). Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Duration: 2 hours
Join a night cruise and discover the lovely Hungarian capital with your favorite drinks. Starting from the center, admire the UNESCO-listed banks of the Danube aboard the elegant Gróf Széchényi ship.

Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

Duration: 4 hours
Get your bearings and see the sights on a 3.5-hour small-group walking tour of Budapest. Escorted by an expert English-speaking guide, you'll see all the highlights including numerous UNESCO World heritage sites such as Heroes' Square and The Buda Castle, plus unexpected gems on this fascinating walking tour of magical Budapest. You'll also enjoy a break with two traditional Hungarian pastries and a hot drink. Numbers are limited to 10 people on this small-group walking tour of Budapest, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. The most recommended tour in Budapest! Complete overview of history, Buda Castle, Inner Pest sights, Heroes' Sq, City Park & all the major sights.